History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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unto them that believed on my name, gave I power to obtain  eternal life. And even so I have sent mine everlasting covenant  into the world, to be a light to the world, and to be standard for my  people, and for the to seek to it; and to be a messenger  before my face to prepare the way before me; wherefore come ye  unto it, and with him that cometh I will reason as with men in  days of old, and I will show unto you my strong reasoning; where fore hearken ye together, and let me show unto you, even my wisdom  of him whom [ye] say is the God of Enoch, and his brethren, who were  separated from the earth, and were received unto myself— a  city reserved until a day of righteousness shall come— a day  which was sought by all holy men, and they found it not be cause of wickedness and abominations; and confessed that they  were strangers and pilgrims on the earth; but obtained a prom ise, that they should find it, and see it in their flesh. Wherefore,  hearken and I will reason with you, and I will speak unto  you and prophesy as unto men in days of old, and I will  show it plainly as I showed it unto my disciples, as I  stood before them in the flesh, and spake unto them saying:  As ye have asked of me concerning the signs of my comming  in the day when I shall come in my glory in the clouds of  heaven, to fulfil the promises that I have made unto your fathers;  for as ye have looked upon the long absence of your spirits  from your bodies to be a bondage, I will show unto you  how the day of redemption shall come, and also the res toration of the scattered Israel.
3 And now ye behold this Temple which is in Jerusalem, which,  ye call the house of God, and your enemies say that this house  shall never fall. But verily I say unto you, that desolation  shall come [upon] this generation as a thief in the night, and this people  shall be destroyed and scattered among all nations. And this  Temple which ye now see, shall be thrown down; that there  shall not be left one stone upon another. And it shall come to pass,  that this generation of Jews shall not pass away, until every  desolation which I have told you concerning them, shall come to  pass. Ye say that ye know that the end of the world cometh; ye  say also that ye know that the heavens and the earth shall pass  away; and in this ye say truly, for so it is; but these things  which I have told you, shall not pass away until all shall be ful [p. 105]
unto them that believed on my name, gave I power to obtain eternal life. And even so I have sent mine everlasting covenant into the world, to be a light to the world, and to be standard for my people, and for the to seek to it; and to be a messenger before my face to prepare the way before me; wherefore come ye unto it, and with him that cometh I will reason as with men in days of old, and I will show unto you my strong reasoning; wherefore hearken ye together, and let me show unto you, even my wisdom of him whom [ye] say is the God of Enoch, and his brethren, who were separated from the earth, and were received unto myself— a city reserved until a day of righteousness shall come— a day which was sought by all holy men, and they found it not because of wickedness and abominations; and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth; but obtained a promise, that they should find it, and see it in their flesh. Wherefore, hearken and I will reason with you, and I will speak unto you and prophesy as unto men in days of old, and I will show it plainly as I showed it unto my disciples, as I stood before them in the flesh, and spake unto them saying: As ye have asked of me concerning the signs of my comming in the day when I shall come in my glory in the clouds of heaven, to fulfil the promises that I have made unto your fathers; for as ye have looked upon the long absence of your spirits from your bodies to be a bondage, I will show unto you how the day of redemption shall come, and also the restoration of the scattered Israel.
3 And now ye behold this Temple which is in Jerusalem, which, ye call the house of God, and your enemies say that this house shall never fall. But verily I say unto you, that desolation shall come [upon] this generation as a thief in the night, and this people shall be destroyed and scattered among all nations. And this Temple which ye now see, shall be thrown down; that there shall not be left one stone upon another. And it shall come to pass, that this generation of Jews shall not pass away, until every desolation which I have told you concerning them, shall come to pass. Ye say that ye know that the end of the world cometh; ye say also that ye know that the heavens and the earth shall pass away; and in this ye say truly, for so it is; but these things which I have told you, shall not pass away until all shall be ful [p. 105]
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